After the mega blockbuster 2 weeks of Golmaal Again from Diwali, this is the 1st Friday where a screen grabbing film is releasing. Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha starrer thriller Ittefaq will be trying to take charge from Golmaal Again but will it succeed or audience will still prefer the mass entertainer?
Remake of 1969 film by the same name, the trailer of Ittefaq has been received very well amongst the movie community. The suspense element, the complications in the narrative between the two suspects and the investigation of a cop are giving the movie a genuinely interesting flavor.
Thriller movies don’t open well in India but as the word of mouth picks up, it shows a very good performance at box office. Both the lead actors Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha are going through a rough patch in terms of box office performance of their previous movies. Sid’s ‘A Gentleman’, Baar Baar Dekho’ and Sonakshi’s ‘Noor’ have not done well in theaters so there will be a lag in theaters before audience turns up for the film.
Moreover, there is still a threat of Golmaal Again which may turn a hurdle for Ittefaq if it doesn’t connect with the crowd. There is also Hollywood movie Thor: Ragnarok of Marvel, which has a tremendous fan base in India so it will be Ittefaq’s biggest competition.
Akshaye Khanna’s role in Mom was critically acclaimed and he is looking perfect again as a cop in Ittefaq. Things are on looking averge for Ittefaq currently as it doesn’t have much appeal. People are still high on Golmaal Again fever.
The thrill element of this Abhay Chopra will be have to be extraordinary otherwise it will be losing the chance to attract decent footfalls. Ittefaq will be collecting in the range of 3-3.5 crore. It might see a growth with positive reviews.